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29 Apr. 2016

NATO and partners to discuss non-proliferation and arms control in Ljubljana

The twelfth Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation, will take place in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana from 9 to 10 May 2016.

28 Apr. 2016

NATO Secretary General praises Albania’s role in strengthening shared security

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Albanian President Bujar Nishani to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (28 April 2016) to discuss preparations for the Warsaw Summit. Speaking at a joint press conference with President Nishani, Mr. Stoltenberg praised Albania for its contributions to Allied security and for its role in strengthening stability in the Western Balkans.

28 Apr. 2016

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Sweden to discuss regional security and NATO-Swedish military cooperation

During his visit to Sweden (27 & 28 April), the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Pavel met with Swedish Minister of Defence, Mr. Peter Hultqvist and Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, General Micael Bydén to discuss regional security challenges and opportunities for enhanced military cooperation. The Chairman also had the opportunity to observe the Combined Joint Staff Exercise 2016 (CJSE 16) and visit the Life Guards Regiment, the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre and the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations.

26 Apr. 2016

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee commends Finland for active military cooperation with NATO

During his two-day visit to Finland, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel met with the President of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Timo Soini, Finnish Minister of Defence, Dr. Jussi Niinistö and Chief of Defence, General Jarmo Lindberg. Discussions focused on regional security and NATO-Finnish military cooperation and interoperability.

26 Apr. 2016

The North Atlantic Council visits French Nuclear Strategic Force

The North Atlantic Council and Military Committee visited the Command of the French Nuclear Strategic Force at L’Ile Longue (France), on Tuesday (26 April 2016).

25 Apr. 2016

NATO Deputy Secretary General commends Romania’s strong commitment to the Alliance

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow praised Romania’s long-standing contributions to Allied security, during the first day of his visit to Bucharest on Monday (25 April 2016). He commended Romania for its participation in NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo, its contributions to Black Sea security and its commitment to raise defence spending to 2% of GDP. Ambassador Vershbow held bilateral talks with President Klaus Werner Iohannis, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Lazăr Comănescu, and with the Minister of National Defence, Mr. Mihnea Motoc.

23 Apr. 2016

The NATO leadership runs for Gender Equality

On Saturday 23 April 2016, the NATO Headquarters hosted the first solidarity run “She Runs, He Runs, We Run” to raise awareness for the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women Peace and Security.

23 Apr. 2016

She Runs, He Runs, We Run

On Saturday 23 April, the first-ever 1325 solidarity run took place at NATO Headquarters. The 13.25 km (8.2 miles) run aimed to highlight the role of sports in promoting gender balance and solidarity, while raising awareness about United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

22 Apr. 2016

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Ukraine to discuss security situation and defence reforms

Over the course of his visit to Ukraine (20-22 April), the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel met with the Ukrainian Minister of Defence General Stepan Poltorak, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksander Turchynov, and Chief of Defence, General Viktor Muzhenko. He also provided the closing address to the 16th International NATO Week Conference, in Kiev.

22 Apr. 2016

NATO Secretary General commends Greece on its role in refugee and migrant crisis

Visiting Athens on Friday (22 April), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos, Prime Minister Aleksis Tsipras and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos to discuss current security challenges and NATO’s response.

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